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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

Mekdorum.]                       FLOUA INDICA..                                   119
confounded by Roxburgh. This is the moreylikely, because there are two small frag-
ments of the true 3f. bicolor glued on the same sheet with M. WallicUi in the
Linn. Soc. Herb., and several more of the same among the duplicates of that collec-
tion, though that plant does not elsewhere occur in the Wallichian collection. The
only tangible part of Roxburgh's description is the globose fruit, and that is only ap-
plicable to ihe species called by us M. bicolor. This we have compared with an
autheutic specimen from Roxburgh in the British Museum, in flower and fruit. \Ve
only know the fruit of the present species by a single specimen collected by us in
Khasia. It is not unlike that of M. verrucosum in shape, but less wrinkled; but it is
far from ripe.
6,  M. verrucostun (H.f. et T.); foliis oblongis vel lanceolatis
crebre nervosis supra nitidis ,pube minuta pubendis secus costam sub-
tomentosis subtus fulvo-pubescentibus secus nervos sericeo-villosis, flo-
ribus fasciculatis vel subracemosis plerumque terminalibus, alabastris
latis obtuse triquetris, carpellis longe pedicellatis obliquis rostratis
valde rugosis.
HAS. In mont. Khasia, alt. 4-5000 ped.—(Fl. Jul.,Fr. Oct.) (v. v.)
Frutex alte scandens, ramosus, dense foliosus, RamuH grisei vel rufescentes, len-
ticellis albidis creberrimis notati, rugulosi, puberuli, demum glahrescentes, juniores
cum omnibus partibus novellis mlvo-tomentosi. Fo/ia 3-5 poll, longa, 11-2 lata,
petiolo pollicari, basi rotundata vel acutiuscula, apice obtusa vel acuta, Mores ad
apices ramulorum 1-5, solitarii, festiculati, vel! racemulum pauciflorum foliosum
formantes, floribus inferio'ribus oppositifoliis. Pedicetti fulvo-tomentosi, pollicares,
basi pluribracteatij et versus medium bractcolas-1-2 ovales amplectentes 3-3 Hneas
longas gerentes. Alabastri quam in cffiteris speciebus breviores, latiores, dense to-
mentosi. Sepala i-poll., late ovata, costata, in fructa subpersistentia. Petals ex-
teriora late ovata, extus dense tomentosa, intus cinereo-irtcana, medio linea vis ele-
vata obscure carinata, -§—2.poll, longa; interiors paullo breviora, triangukri-oblonga,
intus concava, glabriuscula, impressionibus staminum areolata, supeme longe tri-
quetra. Processu* eonnfectivi magnusj ovalis. Ovaria dense fusco-pflosa. Torus
fructus globosus. Garpella pulppsa, subglobosa, vel late ovoidea, bipollicaria, ob-
li^ua, obtuse mucronata, irregulariter verrucoso-tuberculata, tornentosuk, sufTulta pe-
diceliis 1^-3-pollicaribus crassis clavatis longitudinaliter striatis. Semina biserialia,
partitionibns cellulosis separata, |-1 poll, longa,, oblonga, compressa, irregulariter
transverse' rugosa, margiue toto aunulo lato promineAte tubercnlato versus hiluxn
leevigato medio secus longitudinem profunde siucato cirenmdata.
This species is certawly very near the last, but-it differs, we thmfrj essentially in
the leaves being tnucl^ Ğa*e tomentose beneath, with more numerous transverse
nerves, and especially b/ the very broad short flowers. We are, however, unac-
quainted with the fruit of M. WdHich^ except in a very young state. If the species
be distinct, which we believe them to be from their general aspect, no doubt good
characters will be found in the fruit.
7.  M. bicolor (H.f. et T.); foliis oblongis vel oblongo-lanceolatis
touuiter coriaceis crebre nervosis' supra prater costam fulvo-pubescen-
tem glabris subtus cum petiolo pflis cinereis vel fill vis longe Uradpresse
sericeis, floribus fasciculatis extra-axillavibus majusculis, carpellis globo-
sis breviter pedicellatis tomentosis.—^Uvaria bicolor, Roach. "El. Ind. ii.
662 (non Wall).
HAB. In provinciis Silbct! et Assam! et socus basin.Himalaya in
montibus iuferioribus Sikkim!—(v. ğ.)
FrvlM scaudens,   Rumuli elongati, foUosi rortict cincri'o* rugulosi, pube&ccutca,